Happy St Paddy's Day one and all!
Sorbetto was finished about two weeks' ago, and it is a big fail from failsville! :(
But before I get into too much detail, I have to share this:
Please, do not be put off by the cheesy cover, this book is utter genius, and I wish I'd bought before I started sewing this top.
I could waffle for ages about what went wrong with this, and how I attempted to fix it, but the bottom line is I made it with a size that was too big. I went with my bust measurement size, as it says on the pattern, but it was too big across the back. Cue much adjusting, including a seam and a non-invisible invisible zip in the back, and it still doesn't fit properly in the bust.
Somewhere in the middle of all this I bought Fit For Real People by Pati Palmer and Marta Alto. I only finished reading it last night. I had read lots of rave reviews of it on other blogs, and I agree with all of them.
It shows how to fix any fitting issue you can think of, the instructions are really easy to follow, and there are lots of photos and diagrams to show how it's done.
What I should have done was take the size from my high bust measurement, and not full bust measurement, and I could have adjusted the bust from there. And once I'd read all that, I realised that Ysolda talks at length about that at the start of Little Red In The City.
I have also discovered that Sorbetto is not really for me. It's a bit too square for someone so small.
But, onward and upward! Armed with my new knowledge, I will give another pattern a try. And I have four whole lovely days off work to do it. I'm off work on Monday for St Patrick's Day, so I'm taking Tuesday off on leave as well. I also want to try and get Angostura finished, and I have to do some tidying up in the garden. The weeds are scary!
Have a great weekend!